COVID-19: Kano govt cancels sallah durbar


During the third wave of the COVID-19, the Kano State Government has cancelled the traditional Sallah durbar and all other festivals.

The state administration canceled the festivities, according to Muhammad Garba, the Commissioner for Information, when the federal government placed the state on red alert owing to the recurrence of COVID-19.


Garba, however, said that the Eid Prayers would be held in all the five Emirates and mosques across the state.

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He said the development was part of the measure adopted by Nigeria, like most parts of the African continent now facing a COVID-19 third wave after detecting the more transmissible Delta variant.

Garba said the red alert allows authorities in the affected states to restrict celebrations and gatherings to a minimum, particularly the traditional Durbar (Hawan Sallah), which is marked by colourful horse riding events and watched by large gatherings.

The commissioner also urged the public to observe the safety protocols that involve the use of face masks, hand washing, and distancing during Eid prayer.

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